The California Wellness Foundation is proud to present its 2010 California Peace Prize honorees. Each receives a cash award of $25,000 as an acknowledgment of their commitment to prevent violence and promote peace in their communities.
Aquil Basheer is a nationally known crisis-intervention specialist, educational consultant, and youth development expert who has worked for more than 40 years to reduce community violence.
Perla Flores is a passionate advocate for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Because of her efforts, a rural community that once lacked adequate services and resources can now assist people in need.
Sammy Nuñez has a deep understanding of how to work with young men and fathers. A former gang member himself, Nuñez graduated from a fatherhood program in Northern California that led him towards a path to a career in violence prevention.